Minimum wage: Labour suspends planned nationwide strike

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The organised labour has suspended the planned nationwide industrial action initially scheduled to commence today over the inability of the government to approve the proposed new minimum wage.

The President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, made the disclosure at the end of a meeting of the tripartite committee set up by government to negotiate labour’s demand on Monday.

Wabba said, “The tripartite negotiating committee this evening concluded its assignment. Agreement has been reached and also documents have been signed. The report will be submitted to Mr. President tomorrow by 4:15pm.

“Therefore, as organised labour, we want to use this medium to thank all the tripartite partners for their understanding and importantly for concluding this very national assignment.

“And having reached this position, and also the fact that the assignment has been concluded, organised labour also decided that the proposed industrial action is hereby suspended.

“Therefore, we thought this should be communicated appropriately without also any delusion or missing information.

“As the chairperson have said, mutual agreements have been reached and this will be make public tomorrow and we must appreciate the roles that organised private sectors have actually demonstrated and the attitude brought to this process and to members of the tripartite negotiating team.”

Having concluded the meeting held yesterday, The Chairperson, Tripartite Committee, Amma Pepple said “We are going to present our report to Mr President tomorrow at 4:15pm and he will reveal the figure that we have recommended.”

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, also thanked members of the tripartite committee for their efforts regarding the negotiation processes.

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